Skip navigation to content

Prospective Students

The University of St Andrews has been a centre for Classical studies since its foundation in 1413, and the School of Classics continues to build on its reputation for both teaching and research.

Our Classics degrees are wide-ranging and exciting. Students can journey from Archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire, all around the Mediterranean world and beyond. We read tragedies, comedies, epics and novels, biographies, satires, oratory and epigrams. We study architecture and the visual arts, philosophy and science, law and religion, politics, economics, and linguistics. And in doing all this – in looking back at ancient political, social and cultural life – we also think about our modern selves; because the study of Classics brings us into dialogue with concepts and issues which are fundamental still today.

Our courses challenge assumptions and encourage critical reflection. They test out different methodologies and introduce different models of thought. And they help students to hone a range of investigative, analytical and argumentative skills which will equip them to meet all sorts of challenges later in life.

St Andrews ranked 2nd equal for research excellence among UK Classics departments in REF 2014.

Semester dates 

Undergraduate enquiries

All admissions queries should be sent to the University admissions department; they will forward relevant questions to our admissions officer.

Postgraduate enquiries

Find the School on